LCSW, LISAC, CSAT, CMAT.
Therapy ~ EMDR ~
RESPECTS your right to choose
- BELIEVES you want to improve your life.
- PROVIDES you with tangible methods to help you
achieve realistic goals.
- SUPPORTS you with encouragement and
Professional and Education
- Past Board
Member of the Society for the
Sexual Health (SASH), the only
organization dedicated specifically to
helping those who suffer from out of control sexual behavior since 1987
[formerly known as The National Council on Sexual Addiction and
Compulsivity - NCSAC, and started by Dr. Patrick Carnes].
- Fully Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist
[CSAT #2002C-285] and Supervisor/Consultant,
and Multiple Addictions Therapist, having
program through the International
Institute for Trauma and
Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker [#11769].
- Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
- NAADAC, The Association for
Addiction Professionals [#87516].
- NASW, the
National Association of Social Workers [#886273796].
of science (MSSW) degree in Clinical Social Work.
Lectures and Workshops include
topics related to: shame, self-esteem and codependency; chemical
dependence and biochemicals; post traumatic stress and
neurotransmitters; addiction and addiction interaction; sexual
compulsivity and cybersex; sexual aversion, celibacy and healthy
sexuality; fantasy, arousal templates and intimacy; and the impact of
cognitive distortions and dependency/codependency on interpersonal
- Tasks Letter Writing
Technology Panelist / Speaker - Clinical Skills
session. The 5th Annual International Institute
and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) Symposium. March 6, 2010. Carefree,
- Women's Summit 2010 participant in the
writing of a clinical book on women sex, love and relationship addicts.
March 18-20, 2010. Argyle, TX.
- Women's Summit 2009 participant in
beginning the process of research and drafting a treatment manual for
women sex, love and relationship addicts. September 23, 2009. San
- Invited guest to the Women's Summit 2008 to
related to women
sex addicts. March 27-30, 2008.
Santa Fe, NM.
- Eroticized Rage and
Template. Patrick Carnes' Anatomy of Arousal
and Bargains with Chaos Tour. April 12-13, 2007. Phoenix, AZ.
Template. International Institute for Trauma
and Addiction Professionals Symposium: Taking Multiple Addictions to
Task. February 22-24, 2007. The Hilton Phoenix/East. Mesa, AZ.
- Recovery Start Kit: The First 130 Days, by
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. CSAT Instructor's Manual.
2007. Gentle Path Press. Carefree, AZ.
- Deconstructing the
Template: Using the Arousal Template and Quadrant Formats to Evaluate
Degree of Sexual Dysfunction.
Sierra Tuscon Professional
Luncheon Series. November 8, 2006. The Pointe Resort. Scottsdale, AZ.
- Sexual Behaviors: A
Continuum. Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy Organization.
and Continuing Education. September, 2006. Phoenix, AZ.
- Sex Addiction: Overview and Assessment.
Training to Employee Assistance Professionals Preferred organization.
May 16, 2006. Phoenix, AZ.
- Sex Addiction
Dynamics. Employee Assistance Professional Association. November
7, 2005. Doubletree Resort. Phoenix, AZ.
Spring 2005. Ongoing volunteer group facilitator.
Franciscan Renewal Center. Scottsdale, AZ.
- Change: Opportunity, Grief and Choice.
Keynote Speaker for the Ninth KeyStone
ECU Annual Alumni Weekend. Philadelphia Airport Resaissance Hotel. November 6, 2004. Philadelphia, PA.
- Creating a Healthy Sex Plan. The Meadows Free
Lecture Series. Chaparral Christian
Church. October 25,
- Healthy SEXuality: Acceptance vs. Rejection.
The Meadows Alumni Retreat.
Franciscian Renewal Center. May 1, 2004. Scottsdale, AZ.
- The Two Faces: Sexual Addiction & Sexual Anorexia.
January 2004. Phoenix, AZ.
- Intimacy and Healthy Sexuality: Everything you always
wanted to know and were afraid to ask. The Meadows Free Lecture
Series. Chaparral Christian Church. July
28, 2003. Scottsdale, AZ.
- Use of Object Relations and Self-Psychology as
Treatment for Sex Addiction with a Female Borderline Patient. Sexual
Compulsivity, 1 January 2002, vol. 9, iss. 4, pp.
249-262(14). Brunner-Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group.
- Private Practice since 2004, specializing in sexually
compulsive and avoidance issues, intimacy/couple communication, and
Treating trauma, substance
abuse/dependence, psychiatric disorders, and coping with life's
- Primary Counselor for over three years at an in-patient
treatment facility that specializes in
dual diagnoses, (substance
and process abuse/dependence, codependency, and psychiatric disorders).
- work with individuals, couples, families and groups
in the area of Sexual Disorders assisting clients to actively address
psychosocial issues around chemical
use, money, work, and sexual behaviors.
- known and continue to work with Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D.,
widely respected pioneer in sexual addiction, for over 10 years.
- uses various psychotherapy models to
address your needs and to formulate assessments, evaluations,
appraisals, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Facilitating adoption services
adoptive parent(s) to ensure that infants and
children are given the best possible family, health, education and life
opportunities through AdoptHelp.
- Providing behavioral health field evaluations and
assessments to the elderly in
of an outreach program for HealthNet through
Windstone Behavioral Health.
- The Meadows, Wickenburg, Arizona. Primary
Counselor. As a member of a multi-modal treatment team, provided
assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy, education, discharge and
follow-up related to patients' and family members' myriad addictions,
psychiatric and dual diagnoses, and interpersonal concerns. Led
disclosures, conducted topic groups, and facilitated
individual/group/couples/family sessions using family systems theories
in conjunction with 12-Step model. Participated in workshops and
educational services by Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, Terry Real, John
Bradshaw, and Peter Levine.
- Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Member of an interdisciplinary mental health team whose primary
objective was to help clients maintain psychiatric wellness.
Responsible for completing psychosocial assessments and diagnoses,
establishing treatment goals, providing psychoeducation and
psychotherapy to individuals, families and a women's support group.
Developed follow-up treatment plans with clients and referring to other
professionals as necessary.
- Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Knoxville,
Tennessee. Collaborated with multidisciplinary medical professionals in
order to provide comprehensive care to cancer patients and their
families. Responsible for providing friendly and supportive assistance
in the areas of psychotherapeutic and grief counseling, as well as
advocate and broker for consumers' biopsychosocial needs.
- Community Partnership Center, Knoxville,
Tennessee. Focused on grant-writing, public relations, community
requests for assistance clearinghouse follow-up, and Participatory
Research and Evaluation workshop design. Developed comprehensive site
relocation prospectus for Knoxville's $1,000,000 Empowerment Zone
project, Center for Neighborhood Development. Created History portfolio
and web site for the Minority Applicant Pool System.
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